Student Design Competition Terms & Conditions

  • The competition is open to individuals currently residing in the United Kingdom.
  • Participants must be either current students or Alumni who graduated within the last two years.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Competition Overview
  • Participants are invited to design a 16oz/450ml high-definition bottle for MELIOR, focusing on innovation and its usability as an interchangeable cleaning product, hand wash, stain removal, or body lotion container. To clarify, this is not a label design challenge.
  • Designs should be mindful of MELIOR's commitment to sustainability, inclusivity and must avoid the use of plastic materials.
  • The target audience is the discerning 30+ year old demographic with an appreciation for beauty, style, and luxury.

Submission Requirements

  • Participants must submit an entry comprising the following:
    • Artist statement.
    • Final bottle design from five different perspectives.
    • Video presentation with a supporting statement of 500-1000 words.
  • Submissions should be sent to


The winning design will receive a cash prize of £500 and an intern placement with Biles Hendry, the design studio run by the designer of the Amazon logo, Anthony Biles. Note: Biles Hendry operate on a hybrid model so the time will be spent majority or totally remote working. Length of time: maximum of 4 weeks for students from graphic/packaging/branding/animation. This intern will be paid a nominal legal wage. If the winner comes from another discipline such as illustration or product design, they will work on hypothetical or previous brief for one week.

Submission Deadline

All entries must be submitted by Friday, 31 May 2024.


A shortlist of potential designs will be announced on Friday, 14 June 2024

Winner Announcement

The competition winner will be announced on Friday, 28 June 2024.

Intellectual Property

Participants retain the intellectual property rights to their designs. However, by entering the competition, they grant MELIOR the right to use and showcase their designs for promotional purposes.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on creativity, brand fit, innovation, functionality, adherence to sustainability principles, and suitability for the target audience.


MELIOR reserves the right to disqualify any entry that violates the competition rules or contains inappropriate or offensive content.

General Conditions

  • MELIOR's decision regarding the winner and any other matters related to the competition is final.
  • MELIOR reserves the right to cancel or modify the competition at any time for any reason.